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We are proud to announce the world premiere of the Motion Graphic Novel “The Land of the Magic Flute” at Animaze le MIAFF Montreal international Animation Filmfestival on the 16th of April 2015 as pre opener of the festival. The installation will be featured on 3 screens with live music performance. The event will be streamed worlwide by M Brands Film. The show will have an encore with live performance in the industry Hall - 7th heaven April 17th.
Le Miaff§ will offer a unique experience and bring to the audience of the festival opening the rich and atmospheric world of the Motion Graphic Novel The Land of the Magic Flute in an immersive live performance on the 16th of April!
Surrounded by vast landscapes of scorched earth and eerily lit forest which are inhabited by strange and mythical creatures, sound-artist Philippe Lambert will be performing an intuitive and impressionistic rendition of his soundtrack composition. Playing with elements of Mozarts original composition recorded by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, Lambert creates a soundscape that takes the Opera into new spheres.
Festival Director Laurie Gordon stated “We are very happy and proud to announce Mozart's Magic Flute produced by German based Interactive Media Foundation as part of our opening night program at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival.This special evening is a symbol of what Animaze aims to achieve bridging all niches of animation under one roof for four consecutive days in the animation capital of the world Montreal Canada. We are very excited to present such an innovative interpretation of The Magic Flute one of the most cherished works of music ever created. We are honoured and excited to have director Fons Schiedon from The Netherlands present his work and a live concert with the composer Montreal’s own Philippe Lambert. Three screens, three projections and the sound performed live in an entirely revamped state of the art Concordia Hall Cinema main theatre is a perfect match and homage to one of the greatest operas of all time The Magic Flute.
Animaze is proud to be an all INCLUSIVE unbiased festival giving a voice supporting all animation creators, forms, genres and niches on any platform to be discovered at MIAFF where everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there APRIL 16TH at Concordia!"
About MAYA PUIG ERIKSSON
Maya Puig Eriksson was born 1981 in West-Berlin.
After having lived in Mexico City, São Paulo and London she is now back in Berlin, where she works as Creative Producer at the Interactive Media Foundation.
Her background is in Directing and Scriptwriting – she started as one of the co-founders of the self-managed filmschool, filmArche e.V., in Berlin. There she was the head of the directing department from 2001 – 2005 and went on to graduate with a Master in Arts as a Filmmaker from The London Filmschool in 2009. During this time she directed and produced a number of short films and worked as a Production Assistant for Sally Potter at Adventure Pictures in London. She has an IHK degree as Unit Production Manager and took advanced vocational training in Interactive Media at the Internationale Filmschule Köln.
In 2013 she participated to the Audience Design Program of the Torino Film Lab.
About Fons Schiedon
Fons Schiedon(1980, The Netherlands) is a New York based director, designer and artist.
Graduated at the School of Visual Arts Utrecht in 2002, a trained illustrator and self-taught animator, he has directed a wide range of productions, including music videos, commercials and short films. Most of his work involves animation and digital post-production. His experience as a designer and art-director inform his directing work with a strong sense of visual storytelling.
He was the original Character Designer and series Art-Director for the 26 episode animated series The Incredible Adventures of Kika & Bob (Discovery Networks), Head of Animation for the acclaimed documentaryPoor Us: An Animated History of Poverty (BBC/Arte/ZDF, syndicated in over 180 countries) and created and directed the original series MobSquad for MTV Asia and MTV Australia in collaboration with Motorola.
He has made several self-initiated short films, installations and series of paintings that have been exhibited byKunsthal Charlottenburg (Copenhagen), MU (Eindhoven), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), Concrete Hermit(London) and Jonathan Levine (New York) amongst others.
His work is internationally recognized and has been featured by publications such as The Guardian, ELEPHANT and Cartoon Brew, by festivals such as Onedotzero, Festival de Cannes, Pictoplasma, Annecy and SIGGRAPH and broadcast internationally by PBS, BBC, ARTE, ZDF and others.
About Philippe Lambert
Born in Montreal, Philippe Lambert is an experimental vocalist and electronic music composer. His recordings have been published on Alien8Recordings, Robosapien Record and Los Discos Enfantasmes. Way to Go is his 3rd interactive project for the National Film Board of Canada, after BLA BLA (2011) and A Journal Of Insomnia (2013). These projects have been presented as interactive installations or musical performances at La Gaîté lyrique (Paris), Mutek (Montréal), IDFA (Amsterdam), Tribeca Film Festival (New York) and DOK Leipzig (Leipzig).
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